As usual, the international media has kept with its anti-Israel stance, lambasting the Jewish state for its response to violent Palestinian riots. But, our good friend and fellow friend of Israel Dexter Van Zile writes at The Times of Israel that despite what the world might say and show, Hamas' ability to hurt Israel is actually weakening:
Images of thousands of Palestinians massing near the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, coupled with the news that almost 20 young men of fighting age were killed in the March 30 confrontation between Hamas and the IDF, looks like a public relations nightmare for the Jewish state.
But as bad as the optics are in the short-term, what is unfolding is a win for Israel. What the riots really tell us is that Hamas’ ability to disrupt Jewish national life every two years or so is being degraded. And that is a very good thing.
Hamas, a group that was previously able to terrorize Israelis with suicide bombings, kidnappings and rocket attacks, is now reduced to staging riots, setting truck tires on fire and getting its young leaders killed in hopeless confrontations with the IDF to generate sympathetic media coverage. News outlets assist Hamas in its PR war, but the fact is, Israelis are increasingly safe from Hamas attacks — and that’s the story that matters.
A terror organization historically dedicated to killing Jews in an effort to demoralize them and drive them from their homeland has failed in its quest and that failure is becoming too obvious to ignore. Hamas is now desperately trying to stay relevant with attention-seeking demonstrations that accomplish nothing other than generating news coverage...